It's All About the Clouds Josey Waterbury

Cirrus

  • Minimum altitude: 16,500
  • Pleasant weather
  • Stable

Cumulonimbus

  • Unstable
  • Thunderstorms
  • 60,000 ft

Nimbus Clouds

  • Usually mean thunderstorms are brewing!
  • Maximum altitude of 10,000 ft
  • Can be stable or unstable

Cirrocumulus

  • Rainy
  • Unstable
  • Maximum altitude 39,000 ft
  • Max altitude 12 kilometers

Altostratus

  • Stable
  • Calm weather
  • 6,100 meters
  • 24,000 feet

Nimbostratus

  • Stable
  • Light precipitation
  • Often around 2,000 meter
  • Or 6,560 feet

Cirrostratus

  • Stable
  • Pleasant weather
  • 12,200 meters
  • 40,000 feet

Altocumulus

  • Unstable
  • Thunderstorms
  • 2,000–6,100 m
  • (6,500–20,000 ft)

Stratocumulus

  • Unstable
  • Thunderstorms
  • 2,400 meters (8,000 ft).

Stratus

  • Stable
  • Below 6,000
  • Pleasant weather

Cumulus

  • Below 6,000 feet
  • Unstable
  • Stormy weather

Cirrostratus

  • Stable
  • Blow 6,000 feet
  • Fair weather

Noctilucent

  • Night clouds
  • Cool weather
  • 76,000 to 85,000 m
  • (250,000 to 280,000 ft)
  • Stable

Nacreous

  • Stable
  • 15,000–25,000 m
  • (49,000–82,000 ft)
  • Pleasant weather
Cumulus clouds

Tuffet cirrocumulus

  • Unstable
  • Light rain
  • 39,000 feet
  • 12 kilometers
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Created with images by Editor B - "Cirrus" • Hans - "thundercloud storm weather" • desertdutchman - "July Monsoon" • muffinn - "Cirrocumulus" • dsearls - "2017_02_15_sb-sunrise_13" • k4dordy - "Nimbostratus also (2)" • k4dordy - "cirrus cirrostratus (9)" • Moyan_Brenn - "Reflections" • Nicholas_T - "Drama" • dsearls - "2017_02_15_sb-sunrise_46" • Pazano - "cloud cloud mountain cumulus" • k4dordy - "cirrus cirrostratus (13)" • Pawel Maryanov - "noctilucent clouds 2" • PublicDomainPictures - "nacreous clouds antarctica" • potaufeu - "cirrocumulus"

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